The 3.5 million customers who log in to Flipkart everyday will now have the choice of picking up a tablet from the e-tailing giant. To counter the 30-odd global names and the budget friendly local brands vying for a cut of the stagnating segment, the Digiflip Pro XT 712 will pack specs that don't really correspond to its Rs 9,999 price tag.
The seven inch tablet comes with a metal body and has a thickness of just 9.2 mm. This means it will weight just 285 grams and will be 10 per cent thinner than others tablets in the class.
The 3G dual sim tablet will be powered by 1.3 Ghz quad core MediaTek processor with 1GB Ram. The 16 GB internal memory can be expanded by 32 GB using SD cards.
The tablet will also come with offers worth Rs 5,000 for those using Flipkart apps to shop on the device. There will be a Bluetooth earpiece free with the tablet as well as a 50 per cent discount on the cover. The total benefits add up to Rs 9,000.
Michael Adnani, vice president retail at Flipkart, said this is not just another tablet. "We see a gap in the market and being a marketplace it was our duty to respond," he said. "We are already a destination for tablets and stand by this product completely. I can assure you there is absolutely no risk in buying the device even if you are not touching it before making the decision," he explained.
Flipkart is offering a one-year warranty in the tablet.